Four Fans     Sat 20th August    Results

After enjoying glorious weather all week, the day of the race brought heavy, persistent rain driven on by gale force winds and poor visibility on the summits. The weather conditions didn't seem to deter the 30 hardy fell runners who turned up at the rather quiet Storey Arms car park which served as Race HQ.

At 11am sharp the runners set off into the mist with a driving wind at their backs. Marcus Pinker, MDC and Michael Corrales, N Wales Road Runners soon opened up a lead on the rest of the field with Marcus’ superior climbing skills and expert navigation making a key difference towards the end of the race. Marcus went on to win the race and retain his title with Michael following some 6 minutes later closely followed by Ben Gibbison of Mynydd Du.

In the womans’ race, Rona Davies (Mynydd Du) had a cracking run taking the honours – with a 4 minute lead over the next finisher, Bev Tucker (Brecon A.C).

As always I am extremely grateful for the fantastically resilient and generous marshals (Gareth Jones, Karen Elvers, Steve Force, Martin and Kay Lucas and Rob Brown) who looked after the summits in what proved to be very challenging conditions.